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Burmese children are expected to enter the monastery and serve as novices for a year or two; some stay as short as two months, others will stay for a few years. After they return to society many return for a couple more years. (Photo by Weigert.)
These two are girl novices. (Photo by Weigert.)
Where are they going? What are they doing? You'll find out if you click here.
(Photo by Weigert.)
In Ubei, a village outside of Mandalay.
This little guy is the one walking off in the photo above. The yellow stuff is sandalwood powder, used for protecting the skin from the sun. Young kids and females up to around 30 wear it.
In the ancient capital Amarapura, a few miles from Mandalay.
City girl at Swedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon).
The mother of the bawling kid (right next to him) motioned that I should take her kid's photo, but he would have nothing to do with it. I walked away, he quieted down, she motioned to me, I approached, he let loose, I gave up and walked away--this happened about three times, when I suddenly realized that I didn't have any photos of crying Burmese.
Novice monks playing soccer in Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake.
(Photo by Schafrick.)
(Photo by Schafrick.)
(Photo by Schafrick.)